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buddjlea buzz

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 13:08
Christopher2 wrote (see)
Some people can pull off a piece of plant, stick it in the ground and root it without any apparent "skill" or knowledge!

Which is how a lot of buddleja cuttings are treated and with success  

Potting on Perenials plug plants

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 11:29

The leaves yellowing is just the plant losing it's leaves which at this time of year is absolutely normal and definitely don't feed them now.  Your idea of overwintering them in a large container is a good one. I would try to get them as near to the house as possible and perhaps cover them in fleece to protect from harsh winter conditions. Because of similar circumstances to yours, I promised myself never to order plug plants ever again too close to Autumn as some never survived the Winter, I only now order very early in Spring.

buddjlea buzz

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 09:02

I haven't taken any cuttings of my Buddleja buzz but I would treat them as any other Buddleja and take hardwood cuttings and place them outside.  I normally just place the cuttings around the side of a container that already has a plant growing. Leave alone until Spring when the cuttings should have taken.  I have three Buddleja buzz that are still in flower and the perfect size for a small garden, they have been so successful at attracting butterflies and other insects.  In fact I will go outside right now and take some cuttings and will look forward to seeing how they get on, next Spring

Am I posting too much?

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 13:44

Thanks for the advice on Hellebores, Christopher2, shame I don't have room for them in the garden. Long may you keep posting, your advice is very helpful.

Climber for Trellis - Evergreen and Child Friendly

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 12:26

I would also suggest the star jasmine. Right now mine is turning a lovely Autumnal colour, a beautiful climber!

So annoying or not!!

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 12:22

Its a beautiful sunny day today here in London and the garden is full of flowers, it will be such a shame if we get a frost soon, even my buddleia buzz is sprouting more buds.  I will probably let nature takes it's course and not go to the trouble of putting fleece on the dahlias, Jatnikapyar, even though it may delay the inevitable!!

Am I posting too much?

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 12:17

Talking of Hellibores, are they suitable to grow in containers? I don't have room in the garden and I've seen some very nice varieties in the garden centres.

So annoying or not!!

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 10:47

I've just been out in the garden for the usual tidying and clearing up that we all do in the Autumn and have noticed that my dahlias are only just beginning to put on a good show. They are full of new buds waiting to open and I am now hoping that they will not be killed off by an early frost.  Does it mean if we don't get a frost will I have dahlias in flower during Christmas. Our seasons are certainly changing, I've even got roses with new buds forming. I remember putting the garden to bed by September, but that was years ago!!

Cats have killed all my frogs

Posted: 09/10/2012 at 10:56

You mention Badgers in your post so I assume you live in a country setting. Here in London it is a very different case when it comes to the behaviour of foxes.  They are masters at surviving in urban situations and believe me they will stop at nothing to seek out their prey. Last week one climbed to the top of a large tree raiding a squirrel nest. I garden for wildlife in London and welcome all wildlife, including the fox.

Plant ID

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 12:55

Thank you for the replies. When I first saw it I thought Elderberry too, but far too late to be flowering.  The two flower colours belong to the same plant and the scent was strong and sweet.

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